Welcome to Dean Farm Trust

We believe in compassion, life & empowerment – all factors that contribute to a sustainable, healthy & cruelty free planet.

By providing information on the use of animals in factory farming, intensive breeding & cruel sports we seek to enable cruelty free choices and wider awareness.

We hope you enjoy looking through our website, discovering the work we do, and about the animals we look after here at the Sanctuary.

 

Our first open day

Our first open day is fast approaching and we are so pleased to be inviting everyone into our Sanctuary. This is a home for life for our 108 residents many of whom would otherwise be killed if we had not rescued them.

Besides meeting the animals we have lots going on, to find out more download our flyer…

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What we buy and the way we live has a direct impact on human & animal welfare.

With information and wide access to cruelty free products, we all have the ability to make informed choices; choices which will improve health, prevent cruelty and protect the environment.

Latest News

As the founder of Dean Farm Trust, I encounter individuals, organisations and charities many of whom share the same aim as Dean Farm Trust: to help end animal suffering by raising awareness. We have seen the videos, read the facts and personally witnessed the horrors that take place for people to eat, wear and be entertained by animals.                               ...

Chance Pixies Animal Welfare charity has had success in the first steps of its bid to stop a puppy farm in Lincolnshire being granted successive licences. At the start of September, it was agreed at a court hearing that licences granted to "Little Rascals" in January and June should be quashed. October 18th will see a decision as to whether...

  A planning application has been received for 4 new dairy units to be built on a farm in West Sussex and the deadline for objections has been extended until 17th October. These units at Crouchlands Farm will be zero grazing units. Cows will spend all of their time inside, unable to graze outside as they would naturally. Profit and financial considerations...

We are thrilled to be attending another great Viva! Vegan Festival in Bristol - not far from home! There will be cookery demos including two great chances to get Christmas dinner all sorted with Jane Easton offering Christmas dinner and  supper suggestions while from the wonderful Acorn Kitchen in Bath's owner and chef, Richard Buckley offers a Christmas Extravaganza. There are...

I'd like you to meet my new friend: Mummy has called her Coconut and she is a rescue dog - just like me! In fact we have LOADS in common and I love her already. Coconut came to live with us just over a week ago...

Pigs and Nuts This time of year there is an abundance of fruit and nuts on the trees and in the hedgerows. In nature the pigs would be rooting for hazelnuts, acorns and other delights from the forest floors. Tall Paul and Mini Mac also have lots of windfalls of apples and plums from the trees in the orchard. Billions of pigs each...

This month our donkeys and Shetlands enjoyed a clip and shampoo which will eliminate any lice and mites. They then had a gentle spray of lavender oil and water which is a very good natural deterrent of mites and flies. They thoroughly enjoyed the whole process with Taco having a suck on a Dale’s hand....

Three weeks ago a lady near Cheltenham asked for our help, could we give a home to two black Bantam Morans. She said they had been dumped on the roadside by a nearby farmer who had allegedly previously said he was giving them a few days of freedom before the fox gets them.  Thankfully this kind lady came to their...

Last Saturday we gave a home for life to another rescue dog who has been rescued from a life of breeding on a puppy farm, just like Betty who has been with us a year. We named her Coconut; she is 5 years old and is also an ex-breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She returned from her first vet check and this...